In June, 2010, Children First Griswold was awarded a two-year grant of $25,000/year from the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund (WCGMF) and the CT Department of Education to develop a comprehensive plan that would prepare Griswold’s youngest children, ages 0 – 8, for success in school and in life. The requirements of the grant were that
The Graustein Memorial Fund works collaboratively to improve education for Connecticut’s children and are funding Children First Griswold as part of their Discovery Initiative. We are one of only 50 communities in Connecticut to be part of the initiative, which not only funds our planning process, but offers many training sessions and community and professional development opportunities. With this support, we continue to develop a robust Community Plan to serve as a guiding document to achieve a result that “All Griswold’s children are healthy, prepared and successful lifetime learners.”
On April 30th, we submitted our application for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, in which we requested funding to continue the development of our Community Plan.